Trial of Seans Digital Archive (Film Studies Journal) through 11 February 2022

UC Berkeley Library has set up a trial of Seans Digital Archive (1990-2020). Seans is a well-known Russian journal dedicated to Film Studies. The UC Berkeley’s registered students, staff, and faculty can access the digital archive here.  The trial will last from 12 January 2022 through 11 February 2022. The vendor description: The Seans digital archive contains all available published issues from 1990, with an additional year’s worth of content added annually. The archive offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title and features full page-level digitization and complete original graphics. The archive has searchable text and is cross-searchable with numerous other East View digital resources.

Each issue of Seans is devoted to a specific theme. Examples of past themes include:

  • Based on true events (Основан на реальных событиях)
  • Back in the USSR
  • Sources of the impossible (Источники невозможного)
  • Speak, Memory
  • It’s sad (Это печально)
  • Everything is going according to plan (Все идет по плану)
  • Faust
  • Le tour de France
  • Russian Cabinet of Curiosities (Русская кунсткамера)

Alternatively, the Seans Digital Archive is also available on the web at no cost here: https://seance.ru/magazine/

However, the archive that is on the web is not cross-searchable with other digital content that Eastview offers.


A new online exhibition at UC Berkeley Library: ¡Viva la Revolución Mexicana: 1920-2020!

We are delighted to announce a new virtual exhibition, “¡Viva la Revolución Mexicana: 1920-2020!” that was initially going to be a physical exhibition to accompany an in-person conference,México: La Conquista-Independencia-Adaptación, 1521-1821-2021,” that the librarian for the Caribbean and Latin American Collections, Dr. Liladhar Pendse had planned. When you first land on the home for this exhibition, please scroll down to see its different features.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic upended any real opportunity to meet in person, and everything was a bit delayed. Thus, we had to resort to a virtual exhibition and conference.

Both endeavors could not have been possible without assistance, encouragement, and support from many of our colleagues.


El Caribe Digital Archive-CRL Global Press Alliance

CRL recently announced a launch of a new digital archive on its Global Press Alliance Archive of El Caribe Newspaper. The site’s self-description is as follows, “El Caribe (“The Caribbean”) is a Spanish-language daily newspaper published in Santo Domingo and is one of the Dominican Republic’s most influential and longest-running newspapers. Founded in 1948 under the repressive Trujillo regime (1930-1961), the newspaper has borne witness to decades of political uncertainty, economic development, and social change. Except for brief interruptions in publication for a month in 1962 and seven months in 1965, El Caribe has been a constant chronicle of national and international news, both for the Dominican Republic and the broader Caribbean region.”

Since the newspaper is still in copyright, UC Berkeley users have to authenticate using their institutional login. For more information see here: https://www.lib.berkeley.edu/using-the-libraries/connect-off-campus


Tomorrow: November 10-México: La Conquista-Independencia-Adaptación:1521-1821-2021 

Conference: México: La Conquista-Independencia-Adaptación:1521-1821-2021 that is scheduled to take place on November 10th virtually. We are grateful to the sponsors of this virtual conference: UC Berkeley Library, Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of UC Berkeley.

Two hundred years ago today, Mexico signed the Declaration of Independence from the Spanish Empire (Acta de Independencia del Imperio Mexicano). The conference is dedicated to noting some critical landmark dates in the history of Mexico and Latin America. I am also attaching an image of a conference poster that our library’s communications team members have created.  We also note that the image used for this poster is from Codex Yoalli Ehecatl (also known formerly as Codex Borgia).

We are grateful to all faculty members across our continent who will be speaking at this conference. All are welcome to attend with prior registration the whole forum or its parts as you see fit in your busy workday.

Please register here: https://sites.google.com/berkeley.edu/mexico-1521-1821-1921/home/registration-inscripci%C3%B3n?authuser=0 

The Organizing Committee: Dr. Liladhar R. Pendse and Professor Ivonne Del Valle, UC  Berkeley

Conference Sponsors: UC Berkeley Library, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UC Berkeley

 

 

 


La Biblioteca Podcast: “Exploring Latinx Civil Rights in the United States”

Posting on behalf of our colleagues at LC (Lupita Partida, Herman Luis Chavez and Dani Thurber), I posting these as we mark Latinx Heritage Month! Kudos to my colleagues for preparing these informative podcasts! Enjoy!

The source of information is the email sent by our LC colleagues:

“La Biblioteca Podcast Season Two “Exploring Latinx Civil Rights in the United States” is finally here! Catch new episodes every Tuesday starting October 5th to November 9th.

Today, we released Ep 1: “La Biblioteca and Latina Sterilizations in Madrigal v. Quilligan.” Listen here: https://www.loc.gov/podcasts/la-biblioteca/season2-episode1.html.

To listen to upcoming episodes, refer to the release schedule below and visit the La Biblioteca Podcast website or page on the Latinx Civil Rights Research Guide for more information, including guest bios and links to Library resources referenced on the episode.

La Biblioteca Podcast Episode Schedule

October 5, 2021 – Ep. 1: La Biblioteca and Latina Sterilizations in Madrigal v. Quilligan

October 12, 2021 – Ep. 2: Central American Migration to the U.S: Temporary Protection Status (TPS)

October 19, 2021 – Ep. 3: Student Activism: 1968 Los Angeles Walkouts to Gen Z Justice

October 26, 2021 – Ep. 4: Who Are We? Latinx and U.S. Identity

November 2, 2021 – Ep. 5: Ahora Es Cuando: Exploring the Latinx Electorate

November 9, 2021 – Ep. 6: Environmental Activism in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

You can also find more information on this new season on the following sites:

·       Press release: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-058/library-of-congress-launches-season-2-of-la-biblioteca-podcast/2021-10-05/”


Ancestors and Archives online workshop: UC Berkeley, October 20, 2021

Colleagues,

As a co-organizer of the event that is related to the DEIB work, I would like to invite you to attend the following event, “Ancestors and Archives online workshop,” on October 20, 2021. Please register using the link below. Please feel free to share this event with your respective professional lists.

https://ucberk.li/ancestors-and-archives-event


Latinx Studies Related Database: History Vault: History Vault: Latino Civil Rights During the Carter Administration, 1979-1981

UC Berkeley Library has purchased a Latinx Studies Related Database by Proquest: History Vault: Latino Civil Rights During the Carter Administration, 1979-1981.

The resource can be accessed here. If you are accessing it from an off-campus location, please use proxy or VPN authentication.

The database self-description is as follows, “This resource provides insight into the efforts of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government to reach out to the burgeoning Latino population during the last two years of the Carter Administration. Major topics covered in this collection include inflation, bilingual education, police brutality, political unrest in Latin America, Haitian refugees and immigration (legal and otherwise), Puerto Rican self-determination, and the U.S. Navy’s use of Vieques Island. Latino Civil Rights during the Carter Administration also documents some of the most critical Latino organizations of the time, including LULAC, TELACU, La Raza, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense, and Education Fund, the Mexican American Legal Defense, and Education Fund, and the American G.I. Forum.


Library Trial of Rand State Statistics Database (October 6- November 2, 2021)

My colleague, Hilary Schiraldi has set up a 30 day trial of the Rand State Statistics Database. Although not technically related to Slavic, East European, or Latin American Studies, as a librarian who provides reference services to our users, I find a great value in exploring different databases. I invite you to utilize this opportunity to try out Rand State Statistics Database. Please use your proxy or VPN if you are accessing it from an off-campus location! Explore! Browse! Enjoy!


LAUC-B 2021 Annual Conference on October 5 and October 6: Reimagining Libraries Through Critical Library Practices!

As a member of the LAUC-B 2021 Annual Conference Organizing Committee, it is my great honor to write this blog post/reminder welcoming all those who have registered to mark their calendars and attend the Reimagining Libraries Through Critical Library Practices which will take place on October 5 and October 6 virtually.

Registration is now closed. But there will be recordings made available after the conference. The schedule is linked here. One can read, the Code of Conduct and Land Acknowledgement by clicking on the terms.

I acknowledge that the land I live and work on is the territory of xučyun (Huichin), the ancestral and unceded land of the Chochenyo-speaking Lisjan Ohlone people.


New book by Daylet Domínguez in the Spanish & Portuguese Department

book cover

Daylet Domínguez is an Associate Professor of Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultures in  UC Berkeley’s Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Her new book, Ficciones etnográficas: literatura ciencias sociales y proyectos nacionales en el Caribe hispano del siglo XIX (Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2021), deals with the importance of literature for the constitution of the social sciences as a modern practice and discourse in the Hispanic Caribbean. She proposes that anthropology and its related subjects began to build a place of enunciation at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, in close relationship with travel literature, the “cuadro de costumbres,” and the novel. It is at the intersection with these literary genres that the emerging disciplines shaped a large part of their tropology and discursive genealogy; although, once institutionalized, they disavowed its epistemological validity. In the process of textual and institutional differentiation, the social sciences became one of the most effective ways to consolidate national projects, organize the transition to modern citizenships and undermine the postulates of racial and climatic degeneration associated with the region.

[translated from publisher’s site]